Skip to main content

OFFICE ADDRESS

Bone and Joint Clinic of Houston
6550 Fannin, Suite 2600
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: (713) 790-1818
Fax: (713) 790-7500

EDUCATION

  • Cum Laude to Washington and Jefferson College
    B.A., June 1960
    German Honor Society
    Dramatics Honor Society
    Biology Honor Society
    Chemistry Honor Society
    Varsity Baseball 4 years
  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
    M.D. June, 1964
  • Internship: Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, Texas
    7/64-6/65
  • Surgical Internship
    Houston, Texas
    7/64 – 6/65
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, Texas
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency7/65 – 6/70

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    September, 1972

MEDICAL LICENSURE

  • D-6868
    Texas State Board of Medical Examiners

MILITARY SERVICE

  • U.S. Air Force
    1965-1967
  • Air Force Commendation Medal

PRESENT ACADEMIC RANK AND POSITION

  • Clinical Professor
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, Texas
  • Clinical Professor, 2016
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Galveston, Texas
  • Volunteer Faculty, 2017
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Galveston, Texas

HOSPITAL STAFF MEMBERSHIPS

  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
  • The Methodist Hospital
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children

INSTITUTIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
    • Chief of Orthopedic Services
      1986-Present
    • Chief of Foot Service
      1993-2004
    • Chief of Emergency Services
      1985-1993
    • Chairman, Orthopaedic Research Committee
      1991-Present
    • Chairman, Credentials Committee
      2005-2006
    • Chairman, Operating Room Committee
      Medical Leadership Council
      2005- Present
    • Risk Management Committebsp; 2004-2009
    • Chairman St. Lukes Hospital Orthopedic Symposium 1986-2011
    • Editorial Staff Rounds
    • Medical Education Committee
    • Medical Executive Committee
    • Bylaws Revision Committee
    • Continuing Medical Education Committee
       
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    • Residency Review Committee
    • Residency Selection Committee
       
  • Doctor’s Club
    President, Board of Governors
    1987-1988
     
  • Texas Patient Safety Organization, Inc.
    Advisory Board
    2007-Present

PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Clinical Orthopaedic Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Houston Orthopaedic Society
  • International College of Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • Texas Rheumatism Association
  • Western Orthopaedic Association

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Telescoping Intramedullary Rod in the Treatment of Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
    Siff, S.J., Western Orthopaedic Association, Los Angeles, CA., 1970.
     
  • The Ineffectiveness of the One-Stage Posteromedial Release in Correcting Metatarsus Adductus in the Resistant Clubfoot.  Siff, S.J., Winston, L.A., Donovan, M., Western Orthopaedic Association, Phoenix, AZ., 1976.
     
  • Evaluation of Grice’s Subtalar Arthrodesis. Pennington, J., Donovan, M., Siff, S.J., Criswell, A., Western Orthopaedic Association, Phoenix, AZ., 1976.
     
  • Effects of One-Stage Posteromedial Release on Metatarsus Adductus. Siff, S.J., Western Orthopaedic Association, Colorado Springs, CO., 1977.
     
  • Treatment of Older Children with Severe and Neglected Club Feet.  Likover, L., Siff,  S.J., Criswell, A., Donovan, M., Western Orthopaedic Association, Las Vegas, N.V., 1979.
     
  • Evaluation of Surgical Treatment of Complete Acromioclavicular Dislocation In Children. Eidman, D.K., Siff, S.J., Tullos, H.S., American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Big Sky, MT., 1980
     
  • Evaluation of the Posterior Medical Release in Resistant Clubfoot. Siff, S.J., American  Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Atlanta, GA., February, 1980.
     
  • Arteriography in Clubfeet.  Siff, S.J., Greider, T.D., Gerson, P., Donovan, M., Western Orthopaedic Association, Honolulu, HI., 1980
     
  • Shortening of the First Metatarsal as a Complication of Metatarsal Osteotomies.  Holden, D., Siff, S.J., Butler, J., Cain, T.E., American Academy of Orthopaedic  Surgeons, Anaheim, CA., February 1983.
     
  • Discrepancy in Size of the Naviculars in Patients with Unilateral Clubfeet. Shepard, D.M., Siff, S.J., Tullos, H.S., Cain, T.E., American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Anaheim, CA., February 1983.
     
  • Navicular Size in Clubfeet.  Siff, S.J., Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Houston, Texas, 1983.
     
  • The Cell-Saver in Complex Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Cost-Benefit Outcomes Study.  Watters, W.C., Sassard, R.S., and Siff, S.J.  Presented by Dr. Watters at the North American Spine Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA., October 29, 1998.
     
  • The Cell-Saver in Complex Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Cost-Benefit Outcomes Study.  Watters, W.C., Sassard, R.S., and Siff, S.J.  Presented by Dr. Sassard at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery Meeting, San Francisco, California, February, 1999.
     
  • The Cell-Saver in Complex Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Cost-Benefit Outcomes Study.  Watters, W.C., Sassard, R.S., and Siff, S.J.  Presented by Dr. Watters at the Mid-America Orthopedic Association meeting, Southampton, Bermuda, April 17, 1999.
     
  • Improving Outcomes for Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients. Siff, S.J., Roth, P., Walker, D.  Presented to Frontiers in Clinical Innovations Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1, 2001.
     
  • An Academy of Orthopedic Surgery; Repair of Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures - One vs. Two Incision Technique. Siff, T., Gabel, G., Bennett, J., Siff, S.J.

LECTURESHIPS

  • Treatment of Fractures in Adult and Children: General Principles.  Siff., S. J., Family Service Review Course, Houston, Texas, 1983.
     
  • The Appearance of the Tarsal Navicular After Posteromedial Release for Clubfoot.  Schlafly, B., Siff, S.J., Criswell, A., Cain, T.E., Butler, J., Texas Orthopaedic Association, Fort Worth, TX., 1984.
     
  • Residual Metatarsus Adductus Following Posteromedial Release for Clubfoot Deformity. Shepard, D.M., Siff, S.J., Cain, T.E., Butler, J., Western Orthopaedic Association, Anaheim, CA., 1984.
     
  • Triple Arthrodesis in Young Children.  Galindo, M.J., Siff, S.J., Butler, J., Cain, T.E., Western Orthopaedic Association, Anaheim, CA.,1984.
     
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Talus Following Medial Release for Clubfoot Deformity.  Shepard, D.M., Siff, S.J., Butler, J., Cain, T.E., Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Las Vegas, N.V., 1985.
     
  • Assessment of Low Back Pain.  Siff, S.J., 11th Annual Review Course in Family Practice, Houston, Texas, 1987
     
  • The Use of a Canister Autotransfusion System in Adult Orthopaedic Surgery. Bracey, A., Khalil, M., Siff, S.J., Texas Orthopaedic Association, San Antonio, TX., 1992
     
  • Initiatives in Orthopaedic Outcomes Management. LeClair, C., Siff, S.J., Walker, D. Beyond Case Management: Gearing Up For Outcomes Management, Houston, TX., April 28-29, 1994.
     
  • Posterior Lumbar Spine Fusion With and Without Internal Fixation. Lucid, H.S., Siff, S.J., Sassard, W.R., Watters, W.C., and Gray, P.M. Western Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Long Beach, CA., August 15, 1994.
     
  • Accomplishments in Orthopaedic Surgery. Siff, S.J., Measuring For Improvement:  Linking Clinical Quality and Outcomes Management, Houston, TX., September 16, 1994.
     
  • Posterior Lumbar Spine Fusion With and Without Internal Fixation. Lucid, H.S., Siff, S.J., Sassard, W.R., Watters, W.C., and Gray, P.M. Southern Medical Association Meeting, Orlando, FL., November 3, 1994.
     
  • Initiatives in Orthopaedic Outcomes Management. LeClair, C., Siff, S.J. Walker, D., Beyond Case Management: Gearing Up For Outcomes Management, Houston, TX., March 9, 1995.
     
  • It’s a Jungle Out There: Gaining Competitive Advantages by Optimizing Outcomes. Dahlberg, D., Powell, D.K.,  Walker, D., Siff, S.J. What is Outcomes Management? Houston, Texas, October 29-30, 1998.

CLINICAL TRIALS

  • Protocol EFC 2442 – A Multicenter, Multinational, Randomized, Double-Blind Comparison of Subcutaneous SR90107A/ORG31540 With Enoxaparin in Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Symptomatic Pulmonary Embolism After Elective Hip Replacement
    3/99-10/99.
     
  • Protocol EFC 2442 – A Multicenter, Multinational, Randomized, Double-Blind Comparison of Subcutaneous SR90107A/ORG31540 With Enoxaparin in the Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Symptomatic Pulmonary Embolism after Elective Major Knee Surgery or a Revision
    6/99-10/99.
     
  • Protocol 524E-CVD-0042-029 – Thromboprophylaxis with Low Molecular Weight Heparin (Fragmin) vs. Warfarin in Patients Under-Going primary Total Knee  Replacement
    5/01-3/03.
     
  • Protocol 290 – [Exult] Knee: Optimization of dose (Study A) and Confirmation of safety and efficacy (Study B) of H376/95 (oral direct Thrombosis inhibitor) compared to Warfarin (Coumadin) for the Prevention of venous thromboembolism following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA).
    7/02-2/03
     
  • Flextra Protocol L8518: Flexibility in administration of Arixtra for Prevention of symptomatic venous thromboembolism in orthopedic surgery.
    11/02-5/03
     
  • Protocol A01-1329:  Multicentre, open label dose response (Phase IIA) Study of ART 123 (Recombinant human soluble thrombomodulin by subcutaneous injection in previous of postop venous thrombosis in patients undergoing elective unilateral Total Hip Replacement  (THR).
    12/02-3/03

CLINICAL INTERESTS

  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • PEAKS Study sponsored and funded by the National Institutes of Health, “Patient Expectations About Knee Surgery”, Co-Principal Investigators, Maria Suarez-Almazor, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D and Sherwin J. Siff, M.D.
    6/1/03 thru Present.
     
  • “Acetabular Wear as Related to Acetabular Positioning”, Sherwin J. Siff, M.D. and Glenn C. Landon, M.D.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Psychosocial Determinants of Outcomes in Knee Replacement. Lopez-Olivo, Landon, Siff, et al., Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 70: 1775-1781, July 25, 2011.
     
  • Treatment of Severe Untreated Clubfeet in the Older Child.  Siff, S.J., Likover, L., Criswell, A., Donovan, M., The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 4(1):1980.
     
  • Acromioclavicular Lesions in Children.  Eidman, D.K., Siff, S.J., Tullos, H.S., American Journal of Sports Medicine, 9(3):1981.
     
  • Arteriography in Clubfoot.  Greider, T.D., Siff, S.J., Gerson, P., The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 64A(6):1982.
     
  • Shortening of the First Metatarsal as a Complication of Metatarsal Osteotomies. Holden, D., Siff, S.J., Butler, J., Cain, T.E., The Journal Of Bone and Joint Surgery, 66A(4):582-587, 1984.
     
  • The Appearance of the Tarsal Navicular After Posteromedial Release for Clubfoot.  Schlafly, B., Siff, S.J., Criswell, A., Cain, T.E., Foot and Ankle, 5(5):1985.
     
  • Triple Arthrodesis in Young Children: A Salvage Procedure After Failed Releases in Severely Affected Feet. Galindo, M.J., Siff, S.J., Butler, J.E., Cain, T.E., Foot and Ankle, 7(6):319-325, 1987.
  • Undertreatment of Osteoporosis in Men With Hip Fracture. Kiebzak, G., Beinart,G.A., Perser, K, Ambrose, C.G., Siff, S.J., Heggeness, M.H. Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 162: 2217-2222, Oct. 28, 2002.

ABSTRACTS

  • Effects of One-Stage Posteromedial Release on Metatarsus Adductus. Siff, S.J., The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Abstract, 1977.
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Talus Following Medical Release for Clubfoot Deformity. Shepard, D.M., Siff, S.J., Butler, J., Cain, T.E., The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Abstract, 1985.

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS HONORS

  • Shortening of the First Metatarsal as a Complication of Metatarsal Osteotomies. Holden, D., Siff, S.J., Butler, J., Cain, T.E., 1985 Year Book of Orthopedics, ed. By Mark B. Coventry.

HONORS

  • Castle Connolly's - Top Doc 2017
  • H Texas Magazine - Top Doctors 2009-2012, 2016, 2017
  • America's Top Orthopedists - Consumers' Research Council of America 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Texas Monthly – Super Doctors Award
    2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Guide to America’s Top Physicians
    Consumers’ Research Council of America
    2004-2008
  • "Doctors Choice" Health & Fitness Sports Magazine 2009, 2010